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Old 01-25-2009, 09:15 PM   #71 (permalink)
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The use of instrumentation is quintessentially indie.
eh?
can you elaborate on this point?

of course, I would also not be inclined to call his music folk, so I agree with u there.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:15 AM   #72 (permalink)
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eh?
can you elaborate on this point?

of course, I would also not be inclined to call his music folk, so I agree with u there.
I put it badly, but what I meant is that the general structure, aims, sonic embellishments and other such elements within his music are very much comparable to those found in a lot of other music that is routinely classified as indie.

Sufjan Stevens is a typical indie/alternative artist. He isn't folk, though his music could be classified as 'folky'. Essentially, though, it fits conveniently within the ambit of indie pop.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:02 AM   #73 (permalink)
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in fact, one of the things that stopped me listening to sufjan stevens until now is the point that i thought it was folk indie, translate: miserable git sits with guitar and sings about how the world has done him over. had I known that it was more within the realms of pop, i'd have paid attention to him as far back as 2006. well...suppose i can only blame the fans, for putting across the strange notion that this guy is a folk artist.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:52 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Haven't heard enough from him to make a proper judgement. I downloaded his first album, A Sun Came, and it was rather inconsistent. I loved some of the songs and lots of the others were boring. What album should I be looking at next?

Also, this song is killer and well-synced to an awesome movie, so bonus points:

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Old 05-17-2009, 05:37 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Sufjan sways to both sides of the spectrum for me. Sometimes he writes songs that are undeniably indie-like (You are the Blood anyone? Granted, he only arranged it), but other times, he leans more towards folk (Michigan was more or less folk--Romulus being my favorite song off the album) He's great though. Very creative, and his lyrics always tend to be very well thought out and written.

He's been avoiding the real world lately; however with his Sci-fi writing apparently. I keep hearing he's working on an album or that the previous mentioned statement is a lie. I'd also like to hear about a new album.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #76 (permalink)
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i only wish he would tour again.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:19 PM   #77 (permalink)
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The song To Be Alone With You... ~<3
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:15 PM   #78 (permalink)
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So there's a new Sufjan Stevens EP out. You can stream it at his bandcamp page here:

Sufjan Stevens

It's called All the Delighted People, it's 60 minutes long, and its ****ing incredible.


edit: Djohariah blows my mind. It might be my favorite song of his.

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Old 08-22-2010, 06:19 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:54 AM   #80 (permalink)
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HEY I COVERED SUFJAN's "Chicago"

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